Exemplifying Success: How to Be an Award-winning Accounting Firm

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Accounting firms receive awards and accolades for the success that they achieve. But, how do you define true success? Business wise, success is measured by profit and revenue gains. Though this may be the generally accepted truth, true success goes beyond monetary value. Accountants are the support, the sounding board, the mentor and the natural trusted advisors for clients. By helping clients build great businesses, they help build great economies which, in turn, changes lives. Thus, for Accounting firms, the measure of true success is how much of a difference they make in the lives of those they touch.


To be a successful and award-winning Accounting firm, there are nine key points of focus:

In the recently concluded PANALITIX Accountants’ Conference (The PAC), we had the honor of spending time with Accounting firms who exemplify success. And, The PAC Awards recognized all of their achievements. Here is the list of amazing award winners:



  • Most Innovative Accounting Business: PKF Newcastle
  • Best Accounting Business to Work In: Sidcor
  • Rising Star Accounting Business: Phases Accounting & Tax Service
  • Business Advisor of the Year: Enspira Financial
  • Service Excellence in an Accounting Business: MKS Group
  • Best Client Results in an Accounting Business: Roberts & Cowling
  • Community Contribution by an Accounting Business: Enspira Financial
  • Most Outlaw: Robinson Voss
  • Accounting Business of the Year: Sky Accounting


We want to help you build a truly successful and award-winning firm. The first step is gauging your firm's current performance status versus it's true potential.


Rob Nixon

CEO & Co-founder at PANALITIX

About the Author

Rob Nixon is the world’s foremost authority on how accounting firms can achieve peak performance. Since 1994, he has been running businesses that specialize in helping Accountants run better, more profitable businesses. His speaking work has taken him around the world where he has spoken to in excess of 170,000 Accountants. Currently, his landmark strategies and products are used by Accountants in over 30 countries.

On average, clients increase profit by 75.5%, enhance capacity by 30.6% and achieve sustainable revenue growth of 52.1% - in just 12 months.

Rob is the author of two best-selling books “Accounting Practices Don’t Add Up – why they don’t and what to do about it” – and “Remaining Relevant – the future of the accounting profession”. Both have received rave reviews from Accountants and industry professionals from around the world.

Rob’s latest book “The Perfect Firm: Your Playbook for Building a Perfect Accounting Business” aims to help Accountants build their perfect accounting firm.

In 2005, he created the revolutionary coaching model called coachingclub. The coachingclub model enabled firms to be accountable, to consistently learn and to share ideas amongst their peers. So far, over 800 accounting firms have graduated from his coachingclub program. The vast majority of firms have doubled or tripled profits because of the program.

Rob is a keen golfer (single figures) and adventurer (he is ticket holder 293 on Virgin Galactic to go into space). He lives in sunny Brisbane, Australia with his lovely wife Natalie and three children.

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